NHL Preview – Game 17: Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Islanders


Feb 8, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) controls the puck in front of Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Happy Veterans Day! Tonight the Colorado Avalanche look to rebound after a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday, taking on the New York Islanders. Colorado is currently on game two of a four-game road trip.

What: NHL Preview – Game 17: Colorado Avalanche (4-7-5, 13 points) vs. New York Islanders (9-5-0, 18 points)
When: Friday, November 11th
Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Time: 7:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM MST
TV: Altitude Sports

Despite starting the third period down 4-0 Saturday night to the Flyers, you have to love the way Colorado came back into the game, showing passion and fight which they’ve lacked early on. Maxime Talbot, Alex Tanguay, and Zach Redmond all collected goals as Colorado scored three unanswered in third – however, it wasn’t enough.

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Colorado and New York faced off Oct. 30th at the Pepsi Center – Colorado coming away with the 5-0 shutout victory. Semyon Varlamov was spectacular in net, recording his first shutout of the season while stopping 40-of-40 shots. If you remember correctly, this is the game where Nathan MacKinnon collected not only his first goal of the season, but his second. MacK went on to collect second star honors.

New York is coming off a shutout of their own, defeating the Arizona Coyotes on the road. Frans Nielsen notched his fifth goal of the season which turned out to be the game-winner late in the third period. Isles goaltender Jaroslav Halak didn’t face much adversity all night, stopping just 19-of-19 shots for the shutout victory.

As far as team leaders for the Isles go, John Tavares leads in points (15) and assists (9) while Brock Nelson leads in goals with 7.

Lets just hope the Avs’ can build off their third period performance from Saturday night vs. Flyers – could be beneficial moving forward.

Puck-drop between the Colorado Avalanche and New York Islanders is scheduled for 7:00 PM EST, 5:00 PM MST.